The Bachelor in Paradise alum is currently expecting her third with husband, Tanner Tolbert. This past Tuesday, Jade,33, shared a photo of her baby bump on Instagram with a caption that it would be unlikely the two would have any more kids together after baby number three.
“17 weeks pregnant!” Jade wrote. “Haven’t been good at doing these little bump-dates, but hopefully I’ll have more energy soon to take cute pics!”
Jade continued on, sharing: “I’m thinking this is our last baby, so wanting to soak up every moment (laughing at myself when I say this cuz our kids keep us crazy busy lol) and document everything since it’ll be the last of the firsts.”
“My nausea only revisits me at night now, and the mornings are my favorite because little baby likes to make a bigger appearance and I can feel some tiny flutters!” Jade added. “Also, please don’t mind the mess! ???? We are packing to go see family in Oregon! Wish us luck on a 1,000 mile drive with two tikes! ????.”
Jade and Tanner announced they were expecting their third child on May 18. The two share son Brooks Easton, 10 months, and daughter Emerson “Emmy” Avery, who turns 3 in August.
And on that same day, the couple revealed in a Q&A on Jade’s Instagram Story how she was 13 weeks along and due to give birth around Thanksgiving.
“Oops I did it again … no, this one was not planned,” Tanner said in response to one fan who asked if the pregnancy had been in the works, singing the first part in the style of Britney Spears. “Very much an accident, and very much a surprise when Jade told me.”
“Yes, this was a big surprise,” added Jade.
Later in May in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the pair shared Jade’s initial response after she was pregnant for the third time.
“Jade just came down one night … and she just throws the test down on the table and goes, ‘Tanner,’ ” he recalled to ET.
“I just slapped it on the table,” added Jade. “I saw [the positive test] and I was like, ‘You mother e***r.’ I slapped it down on the table and he was just so shocked.”
But regardless, Jade said she’s viewing her third pregnancy as a gift: “Sometimes things come in waves that you don’t plan, but those are the best surprises.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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